|Item Weight||3.68 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||30.71 x 10.63 x 0.98 inches|
|Item model number||GG12A|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
TABOR TOOLS GG12A Anvil Lopper with Compound Action, Chops Thick Branches with Ease, 30 Inch Tree Trimmer, Branch Cutter with 2 Inch Clean Cut Capacity.
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- CHOPS THROUGH 2” BRANCHES effortlessly. This KING OF LOPPERS will allow for fast removal of dry and woody growth and is the ideal tool for preparatory cuts and cut-to-length work. The lopper is designed and built for professional grade applications and makes cutting dramatically easy through extra leverage and compound action power!
- SHARP HARDENED CARBON STEEL BLADE will stay sharp, even after some heavy use! The low-friction non-stick coated gliding blade make every cut a joyful experience. The tools is easy to use, even for the elderly gardener or if you have arthritic wrists. There’s no cut you can’t make with this KNIGHT'S BLADE! Replacement cutting blades available.
- COMFORT GRIP AND EXTRA LEVERAGE. The rubberized grips on the 22" handles provide comfort and good grip. This longer 30” model will allow you to work with some extra strength and leverage and to efficiently navigate around higher limbs. The ergonomically handles are designed for optimal grip to ease the cutting of any branch.
- COMPOUND ACTION SYSTEM: The compound lever system with multiple pivot points and moving parts increases the force applied to the blades. The compound action blade has multiple moving parts which multiplies the force applied to the blades 3 times!
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GG12A COMPOUND ACTION ANVIL LOPPERS
When pruning larger, tougher branches, a confident gardener needs a tool fit for the task. Treat yourself with one of the most powerful loppers on the market today.
TABOR TOOLS GG12A Compound Action Anvil loppers
Superior performance rooted in decades of gardening expertise. This tool was designed with comfort and functionality in mind, featuring ergonomically contoured grips, innovative mechanisms, and coated blades for a sharper, longer lasting cut.
Excellent tool for both green and hard/dry wood
Because of their design, anvil loppers can often cut thicker branches than bypass. Anvil lopper have one straight blade that cuts as it closes onto a flat edge or ‘anvil’ (think about it like a knife on a chopping board). This makes an anvil lopper an excellent tool for trimming back live wood before making a final, clean cut with bypass loppers.
- GG12A Anvil Loppers are meant for pruning both hard green and dry/woody growth
- Cuts branches up to a diameter of 2”
- Suitable for cut-to-length work
- Suitable for preparatory cuts before making a final, clean cut with bypass loppers.
GG12A - There's no cut you can't make!
Compound Action System
The compound lever system with multiple pivot points and moving parts increases the force applied to the blades. The compound action blade has multiple moving parts which multiplies the force applied to the blades 3 times!
30" Handles with Comfort Grip
The comfortable, ergonomic grips ensure a balanced weight across the tool.
Lopper length affects the amount of leverage you have – these longer loppers give you more leverage, making it easier to cut through thicker branches.
The precision-ground, non-stick upper blade and the superb cutting geometry permit exceptionally smooth, clean cutting of branches with optimum force transmission.
Replacement Cutting Blades Available! Search for "TABOR TOOLS GG12A Replacement Blade" on Amazon!
A Clean, smooth cut
The anvil mechanism works like this: the upper blade is narrower and sharper. The wide anvil distributes pressure and supports the branch in order to avoid damaging or crushing the bark. A curved head or swiveling anvil provides an easier cutting action close to the joint.
- Dynamic compound action mechanism
- Makes clean cuts with less resistance
- Perfect for cutting tougher, larger and harder branches
Use the comparison chart below to determine which TABOR TOOLS loppers are best suitable to your needs:
|Blade Type||Straight Anvil||Bypass||Bypass||Bypass||Curved Blade|
|Max. Cutting capacity||⌀ 2"||⌀ 1 3/4"||⌀ 1 1/4"||⌀ 1 1/4"||⌀1 1/2"|
|Type of wood||Dry and harder green wood||Green wood||Green wood||Green wood||Dry and harder green wood|
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I've dealt with both anvil and bypass loppers over the years, and I can tell you from almost 30 years of experience (cleared a mile and a half long trail through thick brush, 9 acres of land around our house and many trimming jobs), anvil loppers have always worked the best for me: they can cut larger diameters on average, and the blades don't bend or break as easily when cutting larger diameters, which was a major issue I had when using the bypass ones.
After looking for some time, I found this lopper. I was impressed with the high rating, but not so impressed by the high cost. None of the loppers I purchased in the past cost as much as these--not even my Ace fiberglass loppers (paid $28)--so I was hoping the price was a representation of the quality and effectiveness of this lopper and thus would serve me well. I went for it. . .
First of all, they are almost 30 inches long. . .with a handle width of near 10 (see photos). As for the weight, the page specifications state they are 3.57 lbs. and others repeat near this value as well. I weighed mine with two different scales. . .and it weighed very close to that figure, just a tad over at 3.61 lbs (see photo).
The anvil head seems sturdy enough, and, indeed, does cut well through branches, brush and small trees. The handles, on the other hand, are another story. The handles of this lopper are not round like all my other loppers, but are elliptically shaped where the width is a bit larger than the thickness (see photos). For me, this elliptical shape severely degrades the ergonomics of this lopper. So being that the handles are shaped the way they are--grips included--when cutting through thicker material, they dig into my palms. . .and to the point of almost hurting. I never had this issue with other loppers, ever. Furthermore, on the product page for this item, it states: "The handles of this pruner have a soft grip handle cover for increased comfort and optimal performance." Soft?? I disagree. These "soft" grips are NOT soft. . .but are exceedingly hard and certainly do not increase the comfort by any means. Simply put. . .the handles aren't comfortable and cause me a good deal of hand discomfort.
I have larger palms and longer fingers, so maybe that has something to do with the discomfort I feel when using this particular lopper. Wondering if it were just me, I had my elderly mother try it out. Like me, she also has a good deal of experience with loppers. And, also like me, she has larger hands. . .but unlike me, has arthritis. After just a little use, she let me know how she hates these, said they hurt her hands and badly. The round handled loppers never did. I even had my dad, who also has a plenty of experience with loppers, try them out. He, too, said they weren't comfortable, preferred the round handled ones.
Maybe my whole family has oddly shaped hands. . .or maybe all these reviews are from people who don't have much experience with loppers, and so they don't know how much more comfortable the round handled ones are. . .or maybe many of these positive reviews are from people who just make a few cuts here and there per year. . .or maybe many of these reviews are not legit. I can only guess. Nevertheless, to me, this lopper just don't live up to the hype. . .and definitely not the cost. You can get a similarly sized fiberglass handled anvil loppers for half the price, a little lighter and with round handles that, to me, are much more forgiving on one's hands. For comparison purposes, I attached a couple photos of my old ACE lopper along side of this one and a closeup of the handles (ACE lopper on the left in both photos).
I really wanted to like this lopper. . .and gave it a chance with several hours of work. But, in the end, they just aren't comfortable for me, cannot compare to any of my past loppers, thus. . .I can only give it three stars. If you have bad hands for whatever reasons and/or your hands are on the larger size. . .you might want to skip this one.
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The Tabor loppers are really good to use. They cut cleanly, feel solid and will deal with reasonably thick branches easily. I think that the manufacturer's claim of cutting 5cm green wood and 4cm dry hard wood are a little optimistic. I reckon you could manage 4cm green and 3cm dry which is still pretty impressive. Even so these loppers are very capable and will deal with thin stuff just as well as the thicker stuff. The extra length in the handles means a little more leverage for thicker branches.
I found myself picking them up way more than I did my old ones and they did not let me down at all. These put a smile on my face several times this morning during a heavy gardening session. I am glad that I decided to spend a little more money for a professional pair.
However, these Tabor ones are actually superior to the Rollcuts in their cutting capacity! Unless you have more muscle than mechanical sympathy, I'd say that 3cm is the thickest branch (depending on the wood of course) that is reasonable to cut with them, even cutting with the grain. Yes: the jaws open to 5cm but you'll have less mechanical advantage at that size and the handles will have to be very wide apart. Above 3cm, a bow-saw is the tool of choice for me.
Don't confuse these loppers with the ratchet type, which are a pain to use. The Tabors are quite heavy but very sturdy. I'm delighted to have found them!
So, I went for something as mechanically simple as I could find that used nuts and bolts rather than rivets.
This product feels good quality, it's heavy and nothing is loose. If anything does work loose, I can simply get a spanner onto it myself.
In use they are a piece of cake. They go through branches cleanly and effortlessly.
It's early days but I can see me getting a lot of use out of these.
On the plus side it looks and feels solidly made, does a good job, and I expect it to last longer than my last ones, which deformed under the strain of cutting larger branches, eventually becoming unuseable. Another plus point is they are constructed with bolts and not cheaply with rivets, so it would theoretically be easy to replace the parts.
Four-and-a-half stars would be my opinion of these, I do like them.
Also the label ... TABOR Tools....Kibbutsbeit rimon Israel and when you turn it over and read the back of it ...made in Taiwan .
So I have a very nice red handled - vin ordinary pair of over priced anvil loppers that dropped in price by £11.00 a few days after I purchased them.
So buyer beware and have a look at the Amazon look a likes you could do better for not a lot more money.
One slight concern that I have is that my tool does not have the Tabor label or any other factory mark (it did have the yellow sticker). I'm assuming it is a genuine product !